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5/25/2017

Wichita State University saw enrollment in online classes double in 2013 after developing a successful digital-marketing plan for the courses. Online Executive Director Mark Porcaro says three key components made the plan work, including understanding workforce trends and aligning degrees to industry demand.

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5/25/2017

Many public-school facilities are in desperate need of upgrades, and one estimate puts the annual cost of repair and maintenance at $145 billion. Lawmakers are now considering a proposal that aims to fix a loophole in the tax code and allow schools to take advantage of historical preservation tax credits.

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5/24/2017

Young students may get an academic boost from using iPads to learn, according to a two-year study of primary and nursery-school students in Northern Ireland. The study reveals a boost in engagement and motivation, plus improvements in English, math and communication skills.

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5/24/2017

Colleges and universities must strike a delicate balance between protecting data and providing open access to information, ESET security researcher Lysa Myers writes. Myers shares three tips for securing campus networks, including taking a full inventory of all data and physical assets.

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5/24/2017

Educators can create virtual learning experiences by using online discussion boards for students and free apps that provide lessons and simulations, educational consultant Matthew Lynch writes in this blog post. Lecture capture technology also can be used to reinforce lessons and boost student interaction, he suggests.

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5/24/2017

Mobile ransomware attacks increased globally during the first quarter by 253%, with the US hit the hardest, according to a report from Kaspersky Lab. This article outlines four ways users can better protect themselves, including doing regular scans on devices to check for infection.

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5/23/2017

It takes courage to buck the pressures of social media and post real, unaltered images of oneself online, teenager Sarah Kendrick writes in this commentary. Kendrick urges her peers to ditch image-editing tools and embrace the beauty of their imperfect, natural selves.

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5/23/2017

Professional development was an important factor in a New York school district's successful rollout of a one-to-one program, asserts Peter LaMoreaux, the district's instructional technology specialist. In this commentary, he describes the rollout.

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5/23/2017

In this blog post, Barbara Haeffner, director of curriculum and instructional technology at Meriden Public Schools, describes how her district implemented a blended-learning program in just two years. She shares three ways officials helped make the implementation a success.

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5/23/2017

In many cases, broadband service in New York City's middle schools is not living up to its promise, according to a report issued by Comptroller Scott Stringer. A recent survey found difficulties with broadband infrastructure and potential financial concerns.

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